John Abbott is the father of Caroline Abbott. She refers to him as "Papa."
- Mama Abbott: Wife
- Caroline Abbott: Daughter
- Grandmother Livingston: Mother-in-law
- Lydia Livingston: Niece
- Oliver Livingston: Nephew
- Aaron Livingston: Brother-in-law
- Martha Livingston: Sister-in-law
John owns a shipyard in Sackets Harbor, and was considered to be the best shipbuilder in town. He wants Caroline to be steady, but he himself has a tendency to be brash and reckless. Caroline describes him as being peaceful.